|Twice as many Americans plan to go to bed before midnight on New Year’s Eve than plan to go to a party, according to a survey of 1,099 adults by investor site MillionarieCorner.com. More than one-quarter,
or 28%, of those surveyed are going to miss
the ball drop in Times Square
compared to 14% who are heading out to a party.
Another 37% plan to stay up to welcome in 2013
while 23% say they will entertain at home,
according to Spectrem Group’s
Just one in 10 say they will be going to a restaurant on
New Year’s’ Eve,
2% will be attending another event
and 6% will be traveling then.
Americans also are holding down spending on
New Year’s Eve, with 87% planning outlays of
less than $200. Just 9% say they will spend between $200 and $499
and 3% will spend $500 to $999. A very small number,
or 1%, plan to spend between $1,000 and $1,999,
and another 1% say they will spend more than $2,000.